Restoring Home, Rocky Mountains and beyond


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links to professional organizations

project examples available online

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  • alpine plant ecology
  • forest biodiversity
  • wetland habitat studies
  • wildlife habitat & monitoring
  • restoration projects
  • biogeography and ecoregional evaluations, including landscape-level biodiversity & floristic evaluations
  • internships and educational curricula

alpine ecology and botanical surveys

Wildlife habitat and monitoring

ideas and moving forward . .

There is so much momentum in conservation-in-practice, biodiversity science, and restoration ecology compared to just a few years ago. While global change continues at unprecedented rates and scales, as do landscape conversion and ecosystem effects, we have many opportunities to collaborate and contribute to our collective sustainability!  

The following examples offer a few ways to engage:

  1. incorporating indigenous, land-based perspectives as well as systems approaches to ecology, botany, wildlife, and community sustainability
  2. focusing on regenerative approaches to agriculture and ecological forest management, including agricultural ecology and agroforestry methods
  3. diversifying perspectives and understanding cumulative impacts on biodiversity while improving our understanding of unique ecological and cultural contexts